PRO

A Quick Reminder to Talk

A Quick Reminder to Talk

As Blue Monday is fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to give a small reminder to our community here on Landscape Juice to remember to tell people about your worries and if you’re having negative thoughts. Talking about emotions is one of the most challenging things to do but reaching out to a loved one or even a stranger can have life-changing benefits. This industry is often a lonesome one – long days alone, dark evenings and dark mornings.

This can really take its toll. Having too much time to think can make thoughts spiral out of control and if they are kept private, they can develop the ability to brainwash you into thinking things that simply aren’t true. As they say, a problem shared is a problem halved, but sometimes just saying things out loud can put issues and feelings into perspective. Not only could it benefit your wellbeing, but it could also benefit your relationships – as being open, honest and trusting towards someone can make them feel important to you and can bring them closer. If you feel as if there is no one that you can turn to, please never feel as if there is nowhere to go.

My Dad created this whole platform in the aim of bringing people together. Talk amongst yourselves, privately or over a forum post, share your experiences with one another. You would be surprised just how many people feel the same way you do.  

 

Some alternative support:

Men’s Health Forum: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email

 

Mind: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

 

Samaritans: 116 123 (Free 24hr helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

 

 

Votes: 0
E-mail me when people leave their comments –

Comments

  • PRO

    Great post Fleur, I lost a friend recently. He seemed like he had it all.

    • PRO

      Thank you Robbie. I'm really sorry to hear that. It really does show that you never know what is going on inside someone's head... It's when those kinds of things happen that you realise how much of an impact opening up to people can have. My best friend's partner took his own life last year and to witness the struggles that she went throughfrom losing him, you would never wish to inflict that on anyone, so you can tell that it comes from a place of pure desperation. It makes you feel helpless when you experience it as it is preventable. I hope you are coping ok with it. 

  • PRO

    Given the current situation, this Blog is so relevant. I know many Contractors are concerned/worrying and maybe already struggling.

    Please DON'T feel alone. LJN Friends, colleagues, etc are all in similar situations, so get online, get chatting, sharing and discussing.

    It's good to Talk.....4146405893?profile=RESIZE_710x

This reply was deleted.

You need to be a member of Landscape Juice Network to add comments!

Join Landscape Juice Network

Open forum activity

Sebastian Cunard replied to Sebastian Cunard's discussion How to expand the business - Vans and employees
"Thanks Peter for your message very useful."
6 hours ago
Steve Redway replied to Steve Redway's discussion Honda HRX476 Oil capacity
"OK I have talked to Honda (In Mumbai) they were very unhelpful and as the designers and manufacturers of the engine could only tell me it took 550mL as all the literature has already stated. 
They had no idea why my engine only takes 250mL. I have…"
10 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Sebastian Cunard's discussion How to expand the business - Vans and employees
"The van is the businesses asset and should be bought registered and insured by the business, the employee who uses it should be named on the policy unless you have an "any driver" type policy, this is where a good independant insurance broker is…"
17 hours ago
Sebastian Cunard posted a discussion
WE ARE AT THE STAGE WHERE WE MUST BUY AN EXTRA VAN FOR OUR SMALL BUT EXPANDING BUSINESS.BUT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND EXACTLY HOW TO DO THIS? WHEN THE COMPANY PURCHASES ANOTHER VAN FOR IT'S EMPLOYEES IS THE VAN REGISTERED TO THE BUSINESS ANDTO THE…
yesterday
Sebastian Cunard and Excellent Earth Cycle joined Landscape Juice Network
yesterday
mike replied to mike's discussion honda hrd535
"stewart_m4@icloud.com"
yesterday
Peter sellers replied to mike's discussion honda hrd535
"Let me have your email "
yesterday
mike replied to mike's discussion honda hrd535
"are you able to messsage me privately mate see if i can send it that way it says it to big to upload. it looks like it's broken on the actual pin maybe a mm behind the pin (engine side)"
yesterday
mike replied to mike's discussion honda hrd535
"i'll upload a picture mate am not to much clever wjem it comes to lawn mowers "
yesterday
Fusion Media posted a blog post
ICL Controlled release fertiliser technology has helped to transform the fairways at Coventry Hearsall Golf Club.Chris Low, the Course Manager at Coventry Hearsall Golf Club, has witnessed outstanding results since introducing ICL’s Sierrablen Plus…
yesterday
Peter sellers replied to mike's discussion honda hrd535
"Are you sure? Is the shaft in 2 halves as I described in my previous post with the pin coming out?"
yesterday
Graham Taylor replied to mike's discussion honda hrd535
"Well at least that should be a cheap repair. Very surprised though..................  have you actually located the break in the shaft? "
yesterday
Tim Bucknall replied to Ian Harvey's discussion Rushes
"Drainage is as you say the main issue, but liming may help as they like acid conditions. It may also help the soil structure a bit."
yesterday
mike replied to mike's discussion honda hrd535
"thank you for re response after looking into it more on my mower it seems to have broke the shaft that spins from the engine "
Monday
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Mulching mower
"Great sounds like this could be the machine i will check if my local dealer has them in stock hopefully  can get a trail i have been using etesia with the mulch plug bit of a pain changeing the blade and puting the plug in most of the time i just…"
Monday
Graham Taylor replied to mike's discussion honda hrd535
"Don't think it would be possible to break the shaft................  it'll be a univeral joint at the end probably  You need to start the engine and look at the shaft to work out whats happening  to work out whats going  on. "
Monday
More…

honda hrd535

hi i have seemed to have broken my pto shaft in my honda hrd535. i need some help with some specs ive read the engine is a gxv160 on a hinda hrd535 is this correct. thank you for any help 

Read more…
9 Replies · Reply by mike yesterday
Views: 86